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Marina Cantina

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Mexican, Seafood, Bar
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5550 North Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
850.249.5500
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Today
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Marina Cantina features a unique twist on the classic Mexican Restaurant...
Marina Cantina features a unique twist on the classic Mexican Restaurant. You won't find the typical fare that you would find at your local joint. What you will find is a modern take on Mexican and Latin street food bursting with flavor and made with the freshest of ingredients. Enjoy expansive views of the Marina while dining inside or outside. Our Tequila Bar offers one of the largest selections in the Panhandle, featuring over 160 Tequilas from around the world. Join us for Happy Hour 3pm-6pm daily for half priced beer, wine, sangria, $5 house margaritas, and $5 select appetizers. Every Friday night is Latin Night playing the best Merengue, Bachata, Salsa, Reggaeton, Top 40 and more. Serving Free Margaritas form 9pm-10pm. Have a special event coming up? Ask us about our catering options. Let Marina Cantina develop a menu that will both satisfy and delight your guests. You can find it all at Marina Cantina, stunning views, dancing, karaoke, live music, tequila tasting and more! So don't miss out and join us for lunch, dinner or happy hour today.
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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 111
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  • 69
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not Your Typical Taco

We recently had lunch at Marina Cantina. The Restaurant is very big with huge views of the marina. Our waitress, Courtney, was very pleasant, and could make a very good Mojito!! I had Dos Tacos (pork) - You could choose from chicken, steak, or pork...not traditional hamburg. They were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Donna T
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Waynesville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Waynesville, North Carolina
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

We recently had lunch at Marina Cantina. The Restaurant is very big with huge views of the marina. Our waitress, Courtney, was very pleasant, and could make a very good Mojito!! I had Dos Tacos (pork) - You could choose from chicken, steak, or pork...not traditional hamburg. They were very generous, with toppings on side along with beans & rice...whole... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Food fantastic for the value. Noise. Service excellent. Cold in restraint for customers for this time of year.

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Burleson
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The food was ok, Poorly organized. We sat in the for 45 minutes before anyone asked if we wanted to eat in the bar. We came to eat the buffet, seems pretty simple way to eat when they we so messed up. I went and got a plate for the buffet and took silverware from one of the 20 tables... More 

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Vicksburg, Michigan
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We ate at this restaurant last winter and were not totally enthused by the food or the service. However, the location and atmosphere were nice so we thought we would give it another try this year, as we had just taken a cruise at the same marina. They advertise great specials for their early bird menu of "2 entrees for... More 

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Granger, Indiana
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Just left Marina Cantina where my wife and I along with four other couples had dinner after a boat trip. The restaurant was not particularly busy but yet the service was very bad, It took too long to get our food with was not correct. Finally the orders were corrected but the food was not great. I had the burrito... More 

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STREATOR
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Best tortilla chips I've ever had. Thin, warm, crispy--melt in your mouth. Wish the salsa was comparable, but it's just ok. Ordered the shrimp tacos. They were ok--4 grilled shrimp per taco with shredded cabbage. Nothing exciting. Comes with smoky tasting rice and pinto beans. Tacos come with grated cheese, sour cream, and pico de gallo on the side. My... More 

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Castelnaudary, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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60 reviews 60 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Before 6 pm Early Bird specials on Tuesdays + half- price for a bottle of wine. Very nice, thank you. Tasty shared, calamari starter, then, wonderful Catfish dinner, @ 2 for 22$! Being Scots, we ordered the wine AFTER 6 for their half- price bottle. Listening and dancing to the live music was, simply a lovely birthday treat! :-)

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Blairsville, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This place is a fabulous place for Monday All You Can Eat Catfish. Great service, good entertainment for charity. Loved the view, the value and atmosphere. This may be my new favorite place in Panama City Beach.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Food and view are amazing. Nice to find a good Mexican place in PCB where the food is authentic as much as they can lol, and the drinks are in abundance. Salsa and Queso plus loaded nachos equals happy!!!

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Jeff F, owner at Marina Cantina, responded to this review

Salsa, queso, and loaded nachos are all great choices, Laurie! We're always glad to get approval from someone with such good taste. We hope you come back for an abundance of food and drinks again soon! Best, Jeff, Owner More 

Northern Wisconsin
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

We stopped on a Sunday night. Enjoyed an appetizer (up to $10 free with a coupon from the ubiquitous magazines around PCB) of Ceviche. Somewhat different than expected in that the shrimp, mahi and scallops were large chunks rather than diced into smaller pieces. But it was quite good. It hinted of spicyness with the jalapeno--but don't let it scare... More 

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Jeff F, owner at Marina Cantina, responded to this review

We're so glad you and your wife decided to come by! Sounds like you made some good decisions while you were here, the Cheviche is a favorite of mine. I'm sorry that the music wasn't quite to your liking. I hope that when you return, we play something you enjoy more. Best wishes, Jeff, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5550 North Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: 850.249.5500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Seafood, Bar

Description

Marina Cantina features a unique twist on the classic Mexican Restaurant. You won't find the typical fare that you would find at your local joint. What you will find is a modern take on Mexican and Latin street food bursting with flavor and made with the freshest of ingredients. Enjoy expansive views of the Marina while dining inside or outside. Our Tequila Bar offers one of the largest selections in the Panhandle, featuring over 160 Tequilas from around the world. Join us for Happy Hour 3pm-6pm daily for half priced beer, wine, sangria, $5 house margaritas, and $5 select appetizers. Every Friday night is Latin Night playing the best Merengue, Bachata, Salsa, Reggaeton, Top 40 and more. Serving Free Margaritas form 9pm-10pm. Have a special event coming up? Ask us about our catering options. Let Marina Cantina develop a menu that will both satisfy and delight your guests. You can find it all at Marina Cantina, stunning views, dancing, karaoke, live music, tequila tasting and more! So don't miss out and join us for lunch, dinner or happy hour today.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?